Grief Recovery Method

The Grief Recovery Method is an evidenced-based process developed by the Grief Recovery Institute and used by Certified Grief Recovery Specialists for assisting grievers.

Group & Individual Support

7-Week Individual Support

Available Online via Zoom

Individual 7-week grief support is available online and is scheduled at mutually convenient times. For more information, contact Beverly Raiford at 219-765-5458.

8-Week Group Support

The 8-week Grief Support Groups are scheduled at various times throughout the year.   For more information and to register contact Beverly at 219-765-5458. For potential dates, times and locations contact Beverly.

We Are Certified!

Beverly & Andy Raiford have completed training and are certified by The Grief Recovery Institute. As Certified Grief Recovery Specialists®, Beverly and Andy offer both group and individual grief support.

For more information or to register, call Beverly Raiford, certified Grief Recovery Specialist at 219-765-5458 or email her at

The Grief Recovery Method®
Grief Support Group

The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses

Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.

Whether your loss is from death, divorce or end of a relationship, loss of a career, loss of health, or one of the other 40 types of loss we may experience in our lives, the Grief Recovery Method can help.

People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program not only makes that possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

Myths About Grief:

1. Time heals all wounds

2. Replace the loss

3. Grieve alone

4. Be strong for others

5. Bury your feelings

The Grief Recovery Method Is An Evidence Based Process for Assisting Those Working With Grievers

May 15, 2019 | by Stephen Moeller, Grief Recovery Specialist

One of the most frequent questions we are asked at The Grief Recovery Institute, by those who are professionally involved in therapeutic practice, is whether there are any studies that show that The Grief Recovery Method is effective. In the past, all we could do is talk about the anecdotal stories shared with us by those grievers who have been positively impacted by this program. After almost 40 years of working with the grieving community, we certainly have heard thousands of stories from those we help.

Now we actually have a university study that supports the value of this program as well. Dr. Rachael D. Nolan and Dr. Jeffery R. Hallam, from Kent State University, recently published the initial findings of their ongoing studies in The American Journal of Health Education. (You will find links to the abstracts of their articles below.) Their findings show that The Grief Recovery Method is an evidence-based process for effectively assisting grievers in dealing with personal emotional loss, no matter the cause.

This finding is significant, since there is no other internationally available support group format that has been the subject of such a study and found to be evidence-based. Better still, this format is designed to be effective in just eight working sessions with grievers. Whether the pain of grief is a result of a death or any other significant emotional loss, this approach is still effective.

There have been many people in the therapeutic community who have employed The Grief Recovery Method as an effective tool in their work. Psychologist Ashley Mielke, of Edmonton, Alberta, for example, made this a cornerstone of her practice. These therapists chose to consider Certification Training in this approach to working with grievers either after a personal loss that they individually experienced, or after looking into this program on their own. Up until the study by Drs. Nolan and Hallam, there had been no independent university study of the value of any such grief assistance community-based programs. The Kent State research is the first such published study on this subject.

This study is based on the eight-meeting support group format for Grief Recovery created by The Grief Recovery Institute. For those who prefer to work with clients in a one-on-one setting, these same materials have also been developed into a seven-meeting format for that purpose. There are GRM Specialists around the world who can provide these programs to support grievers.

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